In Melbourne and fancy a snow fix? Or want to ski during the European summer? Then Victoria skiing holidays in Australia may be the answer. Not sure? Check out the best ski resorts near Melbourne below.
Skiing or snowboarding near Melbourne? I don’t remember an episode of neighbours where Kyle and Jason grab their winter gear and head off to the mountains!
Maybe they should have done as you can embark on some great ski resorts in Australia. And some are just a short journey from Melbourne.
Skiing and snowboarding is actually available in three Australian states and the season runs from June to end of September. Ideal if you are getting withdrawal symptoms and can’t wait for winter to hit the European slopes.
Still, if you’re packing for a holiday in Australia and tell people you’re taking skis, they’ll probably think you’ve already had too much sun!
Well here’s 5 of the best ski resorts near Melbourne you can tell them all about to change their mind…
Great for downhill skiing and popular for snowboarding especially with the terrain parks. Falls Creek also has and 65 kilometres of cross-country trails to get lost on. Coaches travel direct from Melbourne, there’s a full alpine village set-up for activities with enough accommodation for 5,000 people.
Find out more about Falls Creek by visiting: www.fallscreek.com.au
Set on a mountain ridge, there are 13 lifts ferrying people to the top of some excellent descents. Natural snow gets supplemented with state-of-the-art snowmaking machines, and there’s enough variety to keep people of all standards interested and heading back up for more.
Fancy Victoria skiing holidays in Australia? Find out more about Mount Hotham here: www.mthotham.com.au
Just a couple of hours’ drive from Melbourne so popular with day trippers, there’s plenty of activities for the whole family at Mt Baw Baw including toboggan parks which the kids will love! There is also a big air jump to practice new tricks.
After the sun goes down there is a great vibe at Mt Baw Baw where you can relax and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink or two – why not!
Learn more about Mount Baw Baw here: www.mountbawbaw.com.au
Boasting an impressive lift network, Mt Buller’s probably the best of Victoria’s resorts. There’s more than 300 hectares of snow-covered land here to explore and 22 lifts taking keen boarders and skiers to the top. There’s also 3 terrain parks and an impressive alpine spa.
To plan a ski trip to Mt Buller go to: www.mtbuller.com.au
Better suited to cross-country skiing, this destination’s definitely more for the explorers who enjoy off-piste! Unlike the other resorts, there is no resort accommodation, but you’re welcome to pitch up a tent in designated areas. To get to the top you’ll need to trek up, still you’ll be rewarded with lots of fresh tracks, incredible views and uninterrupted rides down.
Fancy a trip to Mount Stirling? Check out their website: www.mtstirling.com.au
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